Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Last Seven Weeks...

With the advent of the Grand Traverse ski race, I officially changed focus from winter sports to summer sports. Although it continued to snow on and off at my house through the middle of May, with numerous spring dumps of nearly a foot, I hung up the skis and increased time on the bikes and in the boats.

Local orienteering races are always a good training staple this time of year, and I finished second at the Chatfield meet and third at White Ranch. Seen here, I am comparing splits with Leif Anderson, the White Ranch winner. We were quite even for most checkpoints, except for the one that I seriously messed up and ran around in circles for 15 minutes (which is not helpful in an hour-long race)!

I have been doing more road biking than usual, and I entered the Lookout Mountain Hill Climb, which occured early morning on day of the White Ranch meet. I clocked 20:12 for the uphill race, and was happy with the time.

Up next are the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic (a road race in Durango) this weekend and the Teva Mountain Games Ultimate Mountain Challenge in Vail next weekend. Should be fun!

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